Rudolph Round-Up: Heartland for Children's Annual Holiday Toy Drive
Last year, the Rudolph Round-Up Toy Drive helped to provide holiday gifts to 1,271 children and teens through generous donations from individuals, groups and businesses. It is through the continued and valued support of our donors that each year, children’s holiday dreams come true.
Heartland for Children is the local not-for-profit child welfare agency responsible for redesigning the foster care system in Hardee, Highlands and Polk Counties. Heartland for Children oversees services for local children who have been abused and/or neglected. These services include foster care, adoption, independent living, in-home family strengthening and case management.
Thinking back on our own childhood holiday memories, each of us can recall the joy of receiving that one special gift at the holidays. Even now as you read this you may be thinking of that special gift, the one that you wished and wished for and squealed with delight upon opening. For our kids it is that exact same anticipation, joy and excitement when someone has helped to make their holiday gift wishes a reality. Last year young Gabbie expressed her thanks “for all the toys and clothes” she was given, but Gabbie’s most touching words were “I love my baby doll and shopping cart the bestest!” Christopher said, “I love my bus, I ride it all the time and even let my sister ride it too!” It is a heartwarming honor to have the privilege to be part of making a child’s wishes come true.
We invite you to join us in our 9th Annual Rudolph Round-Up Toy Drive as we set out to make more wonderful holiday memories for children. Whether you are a new donor or one who has supported children through this project previously, your assistance is needed and valued.
Our goal for the 9th Annual Rudolph Round-Up Holiday Toy Drive this year is to again ensure children living here in our local community who have experienced abuse or neglect here will have holiday gifts and joyful celebrations. With your help, we can reach our goal of sponsoring 1500 children this holiday season.
Please consider being a 2013 Rudolph Champion by:
• sponsoring an individual child by purchasing gifts on his or her wish list
• making a monetary contribution
• sponsoring a toy drive
• fundraise through creative activities with your group
• donating a toy for a child in lieu of an office gift exchange
We look forward to partnering with you this holiday season. To make a commitment to be a 2013 Rudolph Champion, complete and return a commitment form letting us know how you would like to support making children’s holiday wishes come true. Also you may consider spreading the news and recruiting family, friends and businesses to participate in the 9th Annual Rudolph Round-Up Toy Drive.
Please contact us with any questions you may have. We thank you in advance for your support!
Rudolph Round-Up Contact:
Prevention Resource Specialist
(863) 519-8900 x 214
If you are out of town, out of state, or out of the country, you may still make a contribution!
Gift and monetary contributions may be mailed to:
Andrea Hagan - Rudolph Roundup
1239 E Main Street
Bartow, FL 33830
If you would like to donate financially via PayPal*, please visit:
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